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Grocery and Specialty Food


At the Spice House, you'll find unique spices and specialty seasoning blends.

Eating out isn’t the only way to have a fun dining experience in Wauwatosa. Check out these local groceries and specialty food stores for a snack while you’re in town or some supplies to make a meal that will remind you of your trip once you get home.

Metcalfe’s Market has been family-owned for nearly a century, and with more than 3,000 local foods in the aisles and local ingredients in their chef-prepared foods, you’re buying local twice over when you shop here. Sendik’s is a local grocer with roots going all the way back to 1926, when the newly immigrated Balistrieri family started selling fruits and vegetables from a horse-drawn wagon. The third generation of the family now operates twelve stores, including one in Wauwatosa. How does local, sustainable, organic and fair trade sound to you? If any of those words make you drool, stop at the Wauwatosa location of Outpost Natural Foods, the greater Milwaukee area’s premiere co-op.

The Spice House is your source for premium hand-blended spices – for a great souvenir, pick up the Wauwatosa Village Spice (great for Bloody Marys!). Complement those delicious spices by cooking with premium oils and vinegars from Oro di Oliva.

If ethnic food is what calls to you, don’t miss Indian Groceries & Spices, the city’s oldest operating Indian grocery store, famous for hard-to-find ingredients and their delicious samosas. Or visit Ono Kine Grindz, a specialty deli and Hawaiian grocery store where you can get a plate lunch for takeout as well as shop goodies from the islands. 


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